“Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)
As Christians, we must be ready to carry one another’s heavy loads, because this is what Jesus’ church is supposed to do. The modern day church, Christians, seems to have forgotten that we have been commanded to love and help one another first. In John 13:34-35, Jesus gives us a command we Christians cannot keep ignoring,
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The church has become so cold, selfish, and self-centered that we can’t see our brothers and sisters who are weak, suffering, broken, and dying in our midst. This is not acceptable to our Lord, Jesus, and should not be acceptable to us, either! God, through the Apostle, Paul, commands us this way:
“Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Jesus is our example. He lived a selfless life, always putting others before Himself. This is what He demands of every Christian, every disciple of His. Someone asked Jesus which one of the Commandments was the greatest of all, and in Matthew 22:37-39 He replied:
“He said to Him, ‘Love the Lord your God with all you hearts, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
As you look at the picture above, where are you in carrying the load of the weak, broken, suffering, and dying in your church family and neighbors?
- how will you obey today’s scriptures?
- With whom will you share today’s Scriptures?
- with whom will you share the story of your salvation and the story of what Jesus has doe for you?
In Christ’s love,